Terry Gordy - Pro Wrestler Profile

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of Terry Gordy, with his Career History, real name, age, height and weight, the Promotions he worked for, all the Face/Heel turns, the Championship Titles he won, his Finishers, Theme Songs, Tag Teams and Stables, his appearance changes through the years, and more.

Terry Ray Gordy was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee on April 23, 1961.

He died on July 16, 2001 at the age of 40.

Terry Gordy was inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame in 2016 as part of the Groups wing (as a member of The Fabulous Freebirds) and in the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (PWHF) in 2015 as part of the Groups wing (as a member of The Fabulous Freebirds).

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name Terry Ray Gordy
  • Ring Names
    • Terry Gordy ( January 13, 1997 - February 4, 2001)
    • The Executioner ( September 24, 1996 - January 12, 1997)
    • Terry Gordy ( September 17, 1977 - September 23, 1996)
    • Terry Mecca ( July 1, 1974 - September 16, 1977)
  • Born April 23, 1961
  • Died July 16, 2001 (aged 40)
  • Nationality Nationality: United StatesUnited States
  • Birth Place Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Billed From
    • Chattanooga, Tennessee ( January 1, 1995 - February 4, 2001)
    • Badstreet U.S.A. ( December 30, 1978 - September 3, 1994)
    • Chattanooga, Tennessee ( July 1, 1974 - December 29, 1978)
  • Height 6 ft 6 in (198 cm)
  • Weight
    • 298 lbs (135 kg)
  • Nicknames Bam Bam; Nintendo Gyorai; Original Powerbomb

Career History

  • Roles

    • Wrestler ( July 1, 1974 - February 4, 2001)
  • Promotions / Brands

    Promotionfromto
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWF September 24, 1996 January 12, 1997
    Promotion Extreme Championship WrestlingECW June 22, 1996 October 26, 1996
    Promotion Smoky Mountain WrestlingSMW June 12, 1995 November 23, 1995
    Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPW August 25, 1983 July 28, 1994
    Promotion World Championship WrestlingWCW May 11, 1992 September 21, 1992
    Promotion World Championship WrestlingWCW May 9, 1989 August 6, 1989
    Promotion World Class Championship WrestlingWCCW October 25, 1982 October 15, 1988
    Promotion Jim Crockett PromotionsJCP May 17, 1987 August 19, 1987
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA April 10, 1987 August 12, 1987
    Promotion American Wrestling AssociationAWA April 7, 1985 January 10, 1986
    Promotion Continental Wrestling AssociationCWA August 5, 1985 September 30, 1985
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA January 13, 1985 April 17, 1985
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWF August 4, 1984 September 30, 1984
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA December 30, 1978 October 8, 1982
    Promotion Jim Crockett PromotionsJCP November 15, 1981 January 31, 1982
    Promotion Continental Wrestling AssociationCWA July 14, 1979 November 8, 1979
    Promotion Continental Wrestling AssociationCWA September 19, 1977 November 28, 1977
  • Images History

    Jan 1997
    Jan 1997
    Oct 1996
    Oct 1996
    Jul 1992
    Jul 1992
    May 1986
    May 1986
    Jan 1977
    Jan 1977
  • Face / Heel Turns

    Alignmentfromto
    Tweener January 13, 1997 February 4, 2001
    Heel October 20, 1996 January 12, 1997
    Tweener June 22, 1996 October 19, 1996
    Heel July 6, 1995 June 21, 1996
    Tweener May 9, 1989 July 5, 1995
    Heel May 8, 1988 May 8, 1989
    Tweener June 12, 1982 May 7, 1988
    Heel July 25, 1981 June 11, 1982
    Tweener July 1, 1974 July 24, 1981

  • Finishers

    • Powerbomb ( July 1, 1974 - February 4, 2001)
    • High-angle Belly-to-back Suplex ( July 1, 1974 - February 4, 2001)
  • Theme Songs

    • Theme Song “Free Bird” by Lynyrd Skynyrd - Single ( September 4, 1994 - February 4, 2001)
    • Theme Song "Badstreet USA" by Michael Hayes & The Backstreet Band - with The Fabulous Freebirds - Team ( April 7, 1985 - September 3, 1994)
    • Theme Song “Decibel” by WCW Theme Library - Single ( May 11, 1992 - September 21, 1992)
    • Theme Song “Free Bird” by Lynyrd Skynyrd - with The Fabulous Freebirds - Team ( June 12, 1982 - April 6, 1985)
    • Theme Song “Georgia on My Mind” by Willie Nelson - wit The Fabulous Freebirds - Team ( December 30, 1978 - July 25, 1981)

Titles & Accomplishments

  • Halls of Fame

    • WWE Hall of Fame - Year 2016, Groups , The Fabulous Freebirds
    • Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (PWHF) - Year 2015, Groups , The Fabulous Freebirds
  • World Championship Wrestling & National Wrestling Alliance

    Misc. Championships

  • All Japan Pro Wrestling

    • 2 Triple Crown Heavyweight Championship
    • 7 World Tag Team Championship (2 with Stan Hansen, 5 with Steve Williams)

    Georgia Championship Wrestling

    • 1 NWA Georgia Tag Team Championship (with Michael Hayes)
    • 4 NWA National Tag Team Championship (3 with Michael Hayes, 1 with Jimmy Snuka)

    Global Wrestling Federation

    • 1 GWF Tag Team Championship (with Jimmy Garvin)

    Mid-South Wrestling Association / Universal Wrestling Federation

    • 1 Mid-South Louisiana Championship
    • 1 Mid-South Mississippi Heavyweight Championship
    • 2 Mid-South Tag Team Championship (1 with Michael Hayes, 1 with Buddy Roberts)
    • 1 UWF Heavyweight Championship

    NWA Mid-America

    • 2 NWA Mid-America Tag Team Championship (with Michael Hayes)

    Southeastern Championship Wrestling

    • 1 NWA Alabama Heavyweight Championship
    • 1 NWA Southeastern Heavyweight Championship (Northern Division)

    Smoky Mountain Wrestling

    • 1 SMW Heavyweight Championship

    World Class Championship Wrestling / World Class Wrestling Association

    • 1 NWA American Heavyweight Championship
    • 1 NWA American Tag Team Championship (with Michael Hayes)
    • 1 NWA Brass Knuckles Championship (Texas version)
    • 6 NWA World Six-Man Tag Team Championship (Texas version) (5 with Michael Hayes & Buddy Roberts, 1 with Iceman Parsons & Buddy Roberts)
    • 1 WCWA World Six-Man Tag Team Championship (with Michael Hayes & Buddy Roberts)

  • Other Accomplishments

    • Texas Wrestling Hall of Fame induction (class of 2014)
    • AJPW World's Strongest Tag Determination League Winner (1988 - with Stan Hansen; 1990, 1991 - with Steve Williams)
    • AJPW World’s Strongest Tag Determination League Fighting Spirit Award (1989 - with Bill Irwin)
    • NWA World Tag Team Championship Tournament (1992)
    • UWF Heavyweight Championship Tournament
    • PWI Most Improved Wrestler of the Year (1986)
    • PWI Tag Team of the Year (1981 - with Michael Hayes)
    • PWI Tag Team of the Year (1992 - with Steve Williams)
    • 3° in the PWI Years 100 Tag Teams (2003 - with Michael Hayes)
    • Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame induction (class of 2005 - as a member of the Fabulous Freebirds)
    • WON Best Brawler (1996)
    • WON Match of the Year (1984 - with Buddy Roberts & Michael Hayes vs. The Von Erichs (Kerry, Kevin & Mike) in an Anything Goes match on 01/04)
    • WON Tag Team of the Year (1980 - with Buddy Roberts; 1981 - with Jimmy Snuka; 1992 - with Steve Williams)
    • WON Best Three-Man Team (1983 - with Buddy Roberts & Michael Hayes)

Teams & Relations

Terry Gordy Games Appearances (2)

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